About The Wine
Luciano Sandrone's Le Vigne Barolo is a vintage reflection on the area as a whole, rather than a single-vineyard wine, and what a vintage 2016 has proven to be.
Nebbiolo is sourced and blended from vineyards within the famous Barolo communes of Serralunga d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto, Barolo and Novello. Aging is in 500 litre french oak barrels for 24 months, and then the wine is rested in bottle for 18 months.
The ideal would, of course, be to rest this for a few more years, or decades, in your own cellar.
It's a high-toned, pure wine, with layers of haunting tannin hugging the fruit, which will emerge and unfurl over the years. Future bliss for some lucky wine-lovers.
About Luciano Sandrone
Luciano Sandrone is the founding father of this famous Barolo producer and he is still powers on, even though he is now into his 80s. The domaine, started effectively in his garage in 1970s, remains all in the family.
They are based in the commune and town of Barolo itself, in the shadow of the famous hillside vineyard Cannubi Boschis, source of their most renowned wines.
They now boast 27 hectares of vines in Barolo, Langhe and Roero. Organic viticulture is key, as is elongated skin contact for Nebbiolo and natural yeast fermentation.
As well as historically brilliant Barolo, they also produce extremely high-quality Dolcetto and Barbera which may change the way you perceive those varieties.